chagrin

[ shuh-grin ]
/ ʃəˈgrɪn /

noun

a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation.

verb (used with object), cha·grined or cha·grinned, cha·grin·ing or cha·grin·ning.

to vex by disappointment or humiliation: The rejection of his proposal chagrined him deeply.
Obsolete. shagreen(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. chagas' disease,
  2. chagatai,
  3. chagoma,
  4. chagos archipelago,
  5. chagres,
  6. chagrined,
  7. chagul,
  8. chahar,
  9. chai,
  10. chaikovski

Origin of chagrin

1650–60; < French < ?

Related formsun·cha·grined, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for chagrin

chagrin

/ (ˈʃæɡrɪn) /

noun

a feeling of annoyance or mortification

verb (tr)

to embarrass and annoy; mortify
Derived Formschagrined, adjective

Word Origin for chagrin

C17: from French chagrin, chagriner, of unknown origin

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